Iterative Fixture Layout and Clamping Force Optimization Using the Genetic Algorithm

  title={Iterative Fixture Layout and Clamping Force Optimization Using the Genetic Algorithm},
  author={N. Melkote},
  • N. Melkote
  • Published 2002
Fixture design is a critical step in machining. An important aspect of fixture design is optimization of the fixture, the primary objective being the minimization of workp deflection by suitably varying the layout of fixture elements and the clamping fo Previous methods for fixture design optimization have treated fixture layout and clam force optimization independently and/or used nonlinear programming methods that sub-optimal solutions. This paper deals with application of the genetic… CONTINUE READING


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